WINTER SESSION
SOCIAL COHESION AND ERADICATION OF POVERTY COMMITTEE

CONF/SOC(2011)SYN1

Strasbourg, 20 June 2011

DRAFT SYNOPSIS
OF THE MEETING ON 26 JANUARY 2011

1. Agenda of the meeting [CONF/SOC(2011)OJ1] : the draft agenda was adopted

2. Synopsis of the meeting held on 5 October 2010 [CONF/SOC(2010)SYN4] : the draft synopsis was adopted.

3. Presentation of the outcome of the official launch of the new Social Cohesion Action Plan (28-29 October 2010) : the role of the INGO Conference in its implementation

4. Invitation to the Seminar and Conference on Shared Social Responsibility: Securing trust and sustainable social cohesion in a context of transition28 February 2011 – 1 March 2011 – Brussels, organised by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

5. The European Year of volunteering (2011) and the follow up to report by Luca Volontè, Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly, [Doc. 12430] and the Parliamentary Assembly’s Recommendation to the Committee of Ministers [Recommendation 1948 (2010)]

More details would be given about this at the plenary INGO Conference the next day.

6. Forthcoming adoption of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, INGO action to support ratification

7. The Council of Europe programme and budget for 2011 – priorities in the field of social cohesion

8. Actions on Roma – mapping Roma programmes and actions in the field

9. Update on health

10. Outcome of the Standing Committee meeting on 24 January 2011 and preparation for the forthcoming meeting of the Conference of INGOs on 27 January